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Four Naxalites arrested in Jharkhand

Four Naxalites were involved in blowing up of rail tracks on the eve of Republic Day.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 18:18 IST

Four Naxalites, including a top activist of the banned CPI (Maoist) involved in blowing up of rail tracks on the eve of Republic Day, were arrested in Bihar's Gaya district on Friday, police said.

Self-styled zonal commander of CPI (Maoist) Vikash was arrested along with two others at Gururu village during a police raid, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Magadh range) Arvind Pandey said.

A revolver and 22 live cartridges were recovered from them, he added.

Vikash was wanted by police in connection with attack on Pariya police station in July 2002 in which three policemen were killed. After looting the firearms, the Naxalites had set ablaze the police station, the DIG said.

He said Vikash admitted his complicity in blowing up the rail track between Pariya and Guraru stations on Gaya -Mughalsarai railway section on late Wednesday night.

Another hardcore CPI (Maoist) activist Vyasjee was arrested from Rajauli in neighbouring Nawada district on Friday, the DIG said.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 18:18 IST